Know before you go.
This page gives a brief introduction to some of the major topics you should explore - or research exhaustively! - before you go abroad.
Be sure to visit our user-generated archive of Travel Resources to find more tips and contribute your own.
'Who says these people need your 'help,' anyway?'
'Aren't you just taking away local jobs?'
'Isn't volunteering unsustainable?'
One of the best ways to help our Partners is to share stories about your experiences with them. Learn how.
Criminal Background Checks
We encourage our Partners to ask volunteers evidence of a clean criminal record. Learn how to provide yours.
Are you wondering about cheap flights, health insurance, book recommendations, and more? Head over to the Travel Resources archive for lots of valuable tips!